Tag Archive for 'Memory'

Flash Cards For Students

I don’t know if you’ve ever used flash cards to learn something new, but they are a quick and easy way to test your memory. Now with the Internet, there are dozens of Flash Card sites,, but this one seems like a good place to start. It’s called Quiznet.

Have a look and remember – getting better grades is not about studying more or harder, it’s about studying better, smarter.

That’s what this blog is all about.

When you come across any tools like this, please let me know so I can share it with our readers and subscribers.

From Doodling To MindMapping

Today’s blog post contribution is from Paul Telling, a professional artist and MindMapping expert. I asked him to share his insights and ideas about MindMapping to help you get better grades in school. This is the first in a series we’ll be publishing on this blog it’s in support of a new program we just launched called How To MindMap To Get Better Grades. You can click on the hyperlink to access the program information page.

Hi, Paul Telling here – I thought I would share with you my story of how I caught onto MindMapping along my educational journey.

I have always been interested in school and learning. Although at school it can be hard when you think you have all the answers and the teachers are slowing you down. Or the reverse might be true – you struggle to learn as you just don’t get what the teacher’s on about.

Well I had both happen during my high school years. I was interested in art, computing studies and maths while I struggled in English and physics. I managed to get into university doing a degree in Industrial Design.

Studying at university was where I learned to doodle in my sketchbook – all day long. Of course during design classes but also in classes that I was meant to be taking notes. If I found the lectures boring, I would draw a caricature of the lecturer and this got a lot of laughs from my classmates.

Some of my classmates just thought I was weird because I tended to spend more time drawing things than taking linear notes verbatim. My pages of notes were eighty percent pictures and less than twenty percent text.

Little did I know that this was MindMapping!

We all have a tendency to doodle while on the phone, during lectures especially in maths or science class! Doodling is the sub conscious working in its own visual language to learn the content you’re grappling with to help you remember stuff more easily. Doodles are visual elements trying to get linked up in your brain.

The amazing thins is that I can still remember many of ,my lecture notes from when I was a design student. I can still picture most of them in my mind’s eye even though that was more than 6 years ago.

Back then I didn’t know what I was doing. Over time, I have learned the different skills required to MindMap more effectively. I value this skill as something that helps me learn quickly the first time, every time.

Luckily, I now have the chance to teach you this wonderful skill of MindMapping through the video course I created with Dr Marc Dussault.

When you take the How To MindMap To Get Better Grades Video Program, you will turn, in two hours, learn to turn your doodles into cool, colourful MindMaps that will help you remember and recall more than ever before. Your classmates will think you’re a genius.

I hope you get your hands on the course sooner rather than later so you can start to improve your grades as of the very next test, quiz or exam that’s coming up.

I look forward to sharing more insights with you in future blog posts.

Visually yours,

Paul Telling

Stop Subvocalising To Speed Read

If you aren’t reading more than 400 to 500 words per minute, I’ll tell you why…

First, you need to purchase my Speed Reading Video Program, because what I’m about to say isn’t going to make much sense unless you know the technique of SPEED READING…

Once you have purchased it, you’ll understand that the #1 reason you haven’t doubled or tripled your reading speed is because you are still sub-vocalising.

Continue reading ‘Stop Subvocalising To Speed Read’

Reduce Exam Stress and Anxiety NOW

All too often in life, it seems that the times in which we felt most productive were times when we actually had the least amount of time to spend.

What do I mean?

Think about that looming deadline set by your boss or that all-too-rapidly approaching final exam.

Do you find yourself not doing the work you’re supposed to do, when you have plenty of time to complete it yet when you’re giving yourself a time table and short sharp bursts of urgent timelines you excel above and beyond what you ever expected?

In simple terms, when you HAVE TO DO SOMETHING, YOU DO IT, when it’s not a must, you let it slide…

Are some examples of prioritizing:

Not important and not urgent. At the end of the semester you need to hand in a book report. It will probably take at least 10 to 20 hours to read the whole book (unless you speed read), and at least 4 or 5 hours to write the whole report. You have been given 3 months to complete it and it is worth at least 10% of your final grade.

You need to begin with it at the earliest momeny in order to avoid it becoming urgent.

You really want to avoid letting an important task become an “urgent and important” task. You can easily avoid this type of situation by psychologically giving yourself one-fourth of the time to complete the task, which will result in a faster completion time. Therefore, allowing extra time so that you can review and “polish” the final product into something truly amazing.

Not important but urgent. A quiz is scheduled for tomorrow, but you haven’t been to able to review anything. Although it’s only 5% of your total grade, you want to get the maximum mark you can.

You know perfectly well you could have done this sooner, and more easily, in between other tasks. Now, however, you need to worry about it unnecessarily.

Stop it!

Important but not urgent. You have a project that is worth 35% of your final mark.  It’s due in a month and you estimate it will take you 20-25 hours to complete.

On top of chunking it down into bite-size chunks you also need to give each bite-size chunk a deadline and timeline, so that you have a realistic expectation and understanding of your workload. This will take the pressure off you, so you can relax when you set time to relax and be very focused in the times you allot for each chunk to be done.

Important and urgent. Your final exam is in 2 days time and 70% of your final grade depends on it. You have not done enough till now. The amount of new material to be covered is so great that you are not sure where to begin. You start panicking.

This is not where you want to be spending your time.  You want to spend as much time as possible on important but not urgent issues.  Of course, this takes planning and preparation But you will find times when you need to manage important and urgent situations in your education, life and work.

The ideal coping method is to take a more objective look at the issue, and take the time to think it over calmly. There is no situation that can be best dealt with in haste; every difficulty needs some thought put into it, and every difficulty can be better overcome if you plan a little before diving into the situation.

Once you’ve worked out how to keep this balance, and how to take advantage of deadlines on the really urgent assignments, you’ll have developed a system that will help you successfully complete any task you’re assigned at school or work.

I cover these in much more detail with more detailed examples in my book. Get it now and reduce your exam stress today/tonight.

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault


Successful students are NOT smarter than their classmates – they just DO things differently. Prioritization simply means putting in the SAME or LESS effort at a different point in time. Most students CRAM for exams with a LOT OF STRESS when in fact they could have done much better by studying the night before the night before the exam without duress.

That’s what I did when I was in the MBA program. I forced myself to study the night BEFORE the night BEFORE class on PURPOSE. So that I had the NIGHT BEFORE to review anything ‘else’ that I might have forgotten or had trouble with.

I was much less stressed than my classmates, slept better and YES got better grades. More importantly I enjoyed the process. Many of my classmates did not have fun learning – they were stressed, anxious, nervous and not much fun to be around. That was the case for the academic colleagues as well as family.

In some cases, it was almost the trigger to a divorce. In several, it meant they were not patient with their kids which is a terrible thing to see – WHEN IT’S TOTALLY PREVENTABLE…

Study SMARTER and LESS rather than HARDER to get the BEST GRADES

Today’s post is courtesy of Jennifer F. who asked the following two questions via e-mail.

How long does the system take to complete? Can I share it to other computers in my home once I get it?
Thank you. Jennifer F.

Question #1: How long does the system take to complete?

Get the BEST GRADES With The LEAST Amount Of EFFORT” is a SYSTEM that starts with an e-book that takes most people less than 1 hour to read. The tips, techniques and tools revealed are so easy to implement that a fifth grader could put them into practice IMMEDIATELY.

The SYSTEM is structured for each person to OPTIMISE their own study patterns which means every person will find his/her own solutions EFFORTLESSLY, and each one will be DIFFERENT. What Jennifer does to increase her grades will NOT work for Janet or Jack.

That is the beauty of the SYSTEM – you will find what works BEST FOR YOU, even as quickly as while you read the book.

But to answer Jennifer’s excellent question – the SYSTEM takes only minutes of attention to PLAN, TRACK and MONITOR what you’re currently doing. Within the first week of using just a handful of the strategies, you’ll start to see IMMEDIATE results.

Many people get results BEFORE they even finish reading the book BECAUSE they do the exercises.

In fact, when you buy the book, you’ll have access to BONUS materials and techniques for SPEED LEARNING and SPEED READING that will further enhance your results.

If you have a test or exam coming up and you apply just 2 or 3 strategies in the book, you’ll see INSTANT results on that exam. You’ll be able to REMEMBER more and UNDERSTAND more than you did before you started the SYSTEM.

That being said, this is a SYSTEM that you can fine tune over and over again. Most people want to get BETTER grades and are willing to spend MORE TIME to get them, and THEN start to reduce their time spent studying. That totally makes sense to me – GET THE RESULTS NOW and then reduce the cost/investment to get the SAME and better rewards AFTER you’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t.

So the answer to Jennifer’s first question is that it takes about an hour to read the e-book and then only minutes to apply the strategies SYSTEMATICALLY one at a time – as your courses and semester develops.

If you are a good note taker, you might want to focus on EXAMS, QUIZZES and TESTS.

If you you’re good at EXAMS, you might want to REDUCE the time it takes to MEMORISE and LEARN stuff the first time…

Whatever it is that you need to focus on, it takes MINUTES for you to implement the strategies and they will start to save you time within the first week – GUARANTEED.

Jennifer’s second question is also very good—

Question #2: Can I share it to other computers in my home once I get it?

The “Get the BEST GRADES With The LEAST Amount Of EFFORT” System STARTS with an e-book that is a PDF file that is sent to you IMMEDIATELY when you place your order and you can open and read on any computer and share with family members. Because this is my intellectual property, it’s not to be given to others freely. That is stealing and when you do that, the Universe has a way of punishing that kind of behaviour… I talk about harnessing the unlimited power of the universe in the book and in subsequent elements of the SYSTEM.

The SYSTEM is comprised of BONUSES and additional components that you will receive access to automatically.

Each one is designed to ensure that you KEEP improving your grades. Some are focused on SPEED LEARNING while others on SPEED READING.

These are all delivered electronically and can be accessed on any computer regardless if you’re at home, school or work.

There you go, two GREAT QUESTIONS.

Onward and upward!

Get the BEST GRADES With The LEAST Amount Of EFFORT” starts with buying the e-Book. NOTHING will change unless you take action.

This SYSTEM is GUARANTEED to work – No one who has read the book and applied the strategies has failed – NO ONE.

All you need to do is trust the process, invest this small amount and see what happens. I personally GUARANTEE you can BET BETTER GRADES plus I know you can do it with less effort.

Without diverting into a speed reading discussion, imagine if you could read 2 or 3 times faster – which I teach in one of the SYSTEM COMPONENTS…

I am sure you’d agree it’s LESS effort to read 3 hours of material in 1 hour…

I can teach you to do that, but won’t unless you buy the first component of my SYSTEM – “Get the BEST GRADES With The LEAST Amount Of EFFORT” It’s about the price of a Music CD with a FULL MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE.

If it’s not worth it to you to get better grades THIS SEMESTER, then don’t worry about it. Keep doing what you’re doing and don’t worry about the fact that you could go to bed earlier, be less stressed and get better looking dates as your grades improve AND you have more time to socialise, have fun and party WITHOUT compromising your grades.

Have a problem studying, taking exams or writing term papers?

Post a comment and I’ll make some suggestions…

Consider it a ‘private tutoring lesson’…

A lesson that everyone gets to learn from.

Try to be as specific as you can – saying that you have trouble taking exams is not specific, saying that you’re not good at essay exams is better, saying that you run out of time writing essay exams is even better.

Go on, give me a challenge…

I’m here to help you get better grades with the least amount of effort!